susannah and the elders

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1. Susannah and the Elders, Guido Reni

2. Susannah and the Elders, Rembrandt

3. Susannah and the Elders, Artemisia Gentileschi

4. Susannah and the Elders, Tintoretto

“Susannah covers herself with all her veils on that side, with the result that in order to escape the elders’ gaze she exposes herself entirely to the eyes of the beholder. This composition is very free and no one is offended by it. It is because the obvious intention saves everything and because the beholder is never part of the subject.” Diderot tran.